King’s Day 2018

King's Day 2018As I have stated in previous years, you don’t need to look like a fool on King’s Day. Traditionally the day when everybody goes mad in The Netherlands. We celebrate the King’s birthday (April 27) with flea markets everywhere (the Dutch love to make a buck), dressed ridicously in red/white/blue or orange, preferably with an orange hat, wig or crown. And we pray for sunny weather. Or at least no rain. This year we were quite lucky, as it wasn’t raining although with temperatures of 15 degrees Celcius (or less) you could do with a coat. View Post

Purple velvet jacket

Purple velvet jacketThis outfit with the purple velvet jacket was put together by me and myself. Shopping your closet is always a good idea, but never really my favourite pastime. I know, I know, many of you are frowning now. Not very sustainable. But look at if from another point of view. All the clothes and shoes I buy support many families. Honest, hard working people manufacturing beautiful clothes, hoping to sell them (to me). Then, when I no longer want these clothes, I give them to friends. Someone has got to start the sustainable chain of second hand clothes. Let it be me. Only not for a couple of months. I will return to help the economy thrive in May (??), perhaps even sooner. View Post

Green leggings with side stripe. And family.

Green leggings with side stripeThe reason I bought these green leggings with side stripe was their comfort and the great quality. I figured I could use them a lot. As it turned out, styling them was not that easy. Nevertheless I managed to create 4 outfits (quite unique for me) with the outfit above being my favourite. I prefer to wear the kimono jacket open. It looks and feels like silk, but it is not. It is viscose and cupro (never heard of cupro before). Bought it at Levv in Haarlem, which has a very skilful and lovely owner to help you. View Post

Having coffee in Haarlem with Misja on a Saturday morning

Coffee in Haarlem with MisjaAnything to do with friends is high on my list. Having coffee in Haarlem with Misja on a Saturday morning is just my cup of tea (pun intended). You have seen Misja on my blog several times (like here). She is a photographer who has a Street Style blog about people over 50. Beautiful pictures and a real tribute to men and women over 50. Her blog is : misjab.nl (my link will get you to her English version). She blogs both in Dutch and English. Would be too much hard work for me. View Post

Grey green baggy trousers

Grey green baggy trousers (66)_LRReaders who have been following my blog from the start, might have seen this outfit before, as I published a post about these grey green baggy trousers, back in November 2012.That won’t have been many readers though. Besides, this time I have changed shoes for boots and added a scarf and a coat. So plenty of new things to see. View Post